Monday, May 30, 2011

Viva La Verve Cards

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Hello!  I was able to play along with all of the Viva La Verve challenges this month.  I've missed my Verve!  I've already shown you the first couple of cards I made, so here are the other three:


For this card I used the VLV May Week 2 layout, the Verve set Kind Words, a Verve freebie sentiment, and some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party dp. 



For this card I used the VLV May Week 5 layout, the Verve set Cupcake Affair, and some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party dp. 



I'm not real sure about this card, but I used the VLV May Week 1 layout, the Verve sets Kind Words and Because of You, and some SEI Claire dp. 

Well, we are rearranging our house today!  It's time for our 3 y.o. to move into a big boy bed, so we are putting bunk beds from our oldest son's room into his room, giving our oldest our old queen bed so that guests can have a decent bed to sleep on when they visit, and my hubby and I are getting a new mattress set delivered today~YAY!  I'm very excited:)  

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a very special Memorial Day!

Kerri 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Little Boy Picture Frame

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Hello!  It's time for another Stamp-Free Friday on the PaperWorks Co. Blog.  To see how I made this project, check out the PWCO Blog HERE

We're off to take Louie to his first vet appointment so wish us luck!  Then I have to pick my daughter up early because it's her last day of school!  Have a wonderful Friday and thank you so much for stopping by:)

Kerri


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #43~Sketch By Me!

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Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp, and this time we have a fun sketch for you to play with:

Here is my card using the sketch:



I used this adorable image called Good Morning Fhiona and computer generated the sentiment.  The dp is some more My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky (I can't stop using these paper pads!!!)

We hope you'll play along with the sketch, and the prize for this challenge is super cute!


Fairy Fhiona!  Make sure you check out the YNS Challenge Blog to see the other fabulous DT creations and to play along:) 

Some friends and I went to see Bridesmaids last night.  Talk about HILARIOUS!!!  Oh my goodness, I laughed sooooo hard!  Just a warning, the language is horrible and some of the humor is pretty disgusting, but we loved it LOL!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kerri

Monday, May 23, 2011

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello!  The Your Next Stamp DT is hopping today to show off the new May release images!  There are so many cute images, you won't want to miss it! 

The hop will run from today, May 23rd until Friday, May 27th at midnight EST.  You will have until Friday to leave comments on all of the DT blogs, and to enter your name in the nlinkz on Karen's Blog for your chance to win a new release prize pack!!!  Also, two of the blogs along the way are secret hopper blogs, and two lucky commenters will be chosen to win one of the new release stamps! 

I am the first stop on the hop, so let's get started!


Isn't he ADORABLE!!!  This image is called Balloon Ride and I paired it with some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite dp.  The sentiment is also from a new release set called Handwritten Sentiments which Karen made at my request:)  Love it!!! 


Next we have this cutie called Kite Fhiona, which is now available as a single image~YAY!  The dp is a mix of My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party and Fly a Kite, and I used the May Jen's Sketch For You To Try which Your Next Stamp is sponsoring, so check it out HERE

Karen is also offering a New Release Sale during the hop!  Just enter the code YNSMAYNR during checkout to receive 10% off your entire order! 

Now it's time to hop over to Beth's super creative blog, but make sure you leave a comment before you go to be eligible for the prize draws!  Here is the hop order in case you get lost:

Kerri Michaud http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/----> You are here


Beth Ranney-Thomas http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/


Dana Joy http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com/


Cindy Haffner http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/ {Guest DT}


Crystal Irwin http://crystalkbk.blogspot.com/


Diana Genario http://doodledeedesigns.blogspot.com/


Jenny Suchin http://suchins.blogspot.com/


Maureen Wong http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/


Peggy Toole http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com/


Wendy Ramlakhan http://sugarpea-designs.blogspot.com/


Karen Dedman http://yournextstamp.blogspot.com/


Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!!

Kerri
Recipe Card 1:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Balloon Ride and Handwritten Sentiments
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Kiwi Kiss for sponging
Accessories:  PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon, Cosmo Cricket Button, Rustic Button Twine, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, MFT Die-namics Open Scallop Border Die, Basic Grey Brads, Dimensionals
Card 2:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Kite Fhiona Single
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite, Life of the Party dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities, PTI Cloud Die, Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch, Sewing Machine, PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Dimensionals

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Verve Thank You and A Picture!

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Hello!  I'm trying to finish up a couple of thank you cards that one of my friends asked me to make.  She wanted something pretty, so I reached for my favorite pretty stamps~Verve!  For this card I used the set Dream Big along with the Viva La Verve May 2011 Week 4 Sketch.  The dp is some fab My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky.  I also wanted to share a picture of Carson with Louie.  So cute!



Well, I'm off to do some more crafting!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Verve Dream Big
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky
Ink:  SU Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Button, Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine, SU Corner Punch, Dimensionals


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First Communion

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Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  A friend of mine asked me to make a First Communion card for her niece.  This is the first time I've made something for this occasion, so I wasn't sure where to begin.  She said something pretty with a cross would fit the bill, so this is what I came up with.  I e-mailed her a picture and she loves it~YAY! 

I used this gorgeous cross from the Verve set Notes of Prayer along with some My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Gertie dp.  The layout is Viva La Verve May Week 3.  I distressed the edges of my papers with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, and some Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I dyed some seam binding with my Smooch Spritz River Mossy spray which matches perfectly with this dp!  Finally, a little stitching finished it off:) 

Well, I have been taking my 3 year old to swim lessons this week.  He totally freaked out and cried for the full 15 minutes on Monday, but yesterday, he was swimming from his teacher to the side and laughing.  Hopefully today will be like yesterday!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Verve Notes of Prayer
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, MME Stella Rose Gertie
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories:  Tim Hotz Distressing Tool, Sewing Machine, Seam Binding, Smooch Spritz River Mossy, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Button, Rustic Button Twine, Rhinestone, Circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Big Announcement, Blog Candy Winner, and a Card!!!

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Ok, so today is the day that I FINALLY get to announce that I am a member of the DIRTY DOZEN on Splitcoaststampers!!!  ACK!!!  I am soooooo very excited, and this is such a HUGE honor!!!  Now you know why I have been MIA, and you can see all of the projects I've been working on HERE if you are a member of the SCS Fan Club!  This month's theme is a really fun one, and I hope you'll get a chance to play along!

Ok, now onto the winner of the Blog Candy!  Per random.org the winner is:

#165~Renata!

Congratulations, girl!  Please email me your info, and I will get these goodies out to you!  You can find the link to my e-mail at the top of my blog on the right hand side:)



Finally, I have a card to share!  I haven't posted in several days because I was finishing up my DD projects, but yesterday I had a little time to play:)  I just got some new paper in the mail from All That Scraps and couldn't wait to break it open!  Have you seen the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Collections?  Oh my goodness I LOVE them all!!!  For this one I used Life of the Party along with this cutie Cupcake Birgitta.  The layout is this week's The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #108.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and sharing my good news with me!  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C.C. Designs Cupake Birgitta
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Rectangle Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals




Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #42~Pop It Up!

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Hello!  We have a new challenge over at Your Next Stamp, and this time we want you to cut out those images, and Pop Them Up!  I love cutting out and popping up my images, so this was another challenge that was right up my alley:) 

For my card I used this adorable mermaid from the YNS set Happy Days Mermaid.  She's such a cutie!  I colored her with Copics and added some Stardust Stickles to her fin.  I punched a flower for her hair using my small EK Success Retro Flower Punch and added a pearl center and some pearl earrings.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink, and the sentiment comes from the YNS set Elegant Greetings

Would you like to know what you're playing for? 


This image called Fetch!  Love it!!!  That little dog is just too cute!

We can't wait to see your popped up images!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Happy Days Mermaid, Elegant Greetings
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, Berry Sorbet, My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  CB Tiny Bubbles Folder, Oval Nestabilities, PTI Ribbon, Pearls, EK Success Retro Flower Punch, Dimensionals, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day and Our New Baby Boy!

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That's right!  We adopted an ADORABLE Miniature Schnauzer puppy yesterday:)  My daughter and I drove 18 hours round trip to pick this cutie up and she named him Louie.  We are so excited to have a new member of the family, and we thought the kids were a perfect age to get a puppy that would grow with them. 

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Kerri

Saturday, May 7, 2011

SFYTT Designer of the Month!

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Yippee!  I'm so excited to announce that I am the May Sketch For You To Try Designer of the Month!  What an honor!  This month is also extra special because the sponsor this month is Your Next Stamp


Karen is offering a 10% discount for SFYTT participants.  Just use the above code:)  Are you ready to see the sketch?


I had so much fun with this layout!  Here is my card:


I used this SUPER ADORABLE YNS stamp named Chompy along with some Echo Park Paper Co. A Walk in the Park dp.  I colored Chompy with my Copic markers, then cut him out and popped him up on some Dimensionals.  I added some Stardust Stickles to his spots, and some Glossy Accents to the water drops on the leaf.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

I can't wait to see what you guys create with this fabulous sketch, and make sure you check out what the rest of the SFYTT Sisters came up with!

Jen Tapler--Newest SFYTT Sister!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Chompy
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, EPP A Walk in the Park dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, PTI Aqua Mist Buttons, Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals, Ribbon


Friday, May 6, 2011

Thank Goodness It's Stamp Free Friday!

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Hello!   This month I am posting on Fridays once again on the PaperWorks Co. Blog.  Fridays are Stamp Free Fridays, so I thought today would be a perfect time to use my new My Time Made Easy template called Barrow of Blooms~Love it!!!  I decorated it with some pretty Echo Park Paper Co. Life is Good dp which you can find at the PWCO store HERE!  I also made a tag using the PTI Tag Sale #4 Die once again, and used some alphabet sticker letters from the same Life is Good Collection.  Isn't this a fun way to give a crafty friend a bag full of flowers! 

Sorry I have been MIA this week!  I've actually been really busy making projects for a later date, but I will be back tomorrow with a special announcement and a really cute card IMO:) 

Also, my daughter and I are going on a road trip today and tomorrow, and hopefully I'll be able to show you the reason why on Sunday!  We are so excited!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Friday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, EPP Life is Good dp
Accessories:  PTI New Leaf Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Life is Good Sticker Letters, PTI Tag Sale #4  Die, Brads, MTME Barrow of Blooms Template, Prima Flower, Button

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Day!

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Hello and Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!  I wanted to share a little gift set that I made for my daughter's kindergarten teacher:)


I made a very CAS card using the PTI set School Time along with some Cosmo Cricket Togetherness dp.  I'm thinking I should have used different colored buttons, or left them off all together, but oh well:)



For my bag I used one of these awesome Red Paper Lunch Bags from the Etsy store It's in the Bag!  These are so fun and easy to decorate!  I made a tag using the PTI Tag Sale #4 Die and more images from the PTI School Time and School Time Additions sets.  We filled the bag with some yummy Ghirardelli chocolates, and some Yankee Candle tealight candles.  Hopefully she'll like them!

That's it for me today:)  I have been working on quite a few projects that I can't show you quite yet... Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI School Time and School Time Additions
Paper:  PTI Kraft, SU Garden Green, Ruby Red
Ink:  SU Ruby Red, Basic Black, So Saffron
Accessories:  PTI Tag Sale #4 Die, Sewing Machine, MFT Die-namics Open Scalloped Border Die,  SU Clip, Gingham Ribbon and Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities

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